Regional banks

Clearing another Fed hurdle at Santander Holdings

08/25/17

The Boston company — a division of the Spanish banking giant Banco Santander — announced that the Federal Reserve has terminated a 2014 written agreement barring it from declaring dividends without central bank approval.

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The wisdom in being an open-minded buyer or seller — or both

08/24/17

Bank Mutual was still in talks to buy a bank roughly its own size when it began exploring a sale. The move allowed Bank Mutual to quickly find a buyer after its planned acquisition fell through.

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OCC lets banks close Gulf Coast branches as potential hurricane nears

08/24/17

The agency's statement comes as Tropical Storm Harvey gets closer to the Texas shore.

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How Arkansas became home to three fast-growing banks

08/23/17

Bank of the Ozarks, Home BancShares and Simmons First have used acquisitions and a business-friendly environment in their home state to become regional powers.

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The risks and rewards of banking the government

08/15/17

People’s United recently won the deposit business of the states of Massachusetts and Vermont, punctuating a multiyear plan to expand in government banking. But it’s a hard niche to succeed in, and, as other banks can attest, it can invite controversy.

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Fifth Third to realize 3Q windfall from latest sale of Vantiv shares

08/08/17

The regional bank will record a pretax gain of about $1 billion as it continues to shed its stake in the payment processor Vantiv.

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Rising commercial deposit costs? It’s not the worst thing

08/07/17

Many banks are adopting an “it takes money to make money” approach, paying more interest on deposits in exchange for loan growth, fee income and customer retention.

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Do's and don'ts of a hostile bank takeover

08/03/17

The key to an unsolicited bid is to avoid looking like a bully. That requires clear communication with a target's investors, employees and clients — along with any other banks you might eventually want to buy.

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Bankers frustrated with Chicago market take business elsewhere

08/01/17

Rising taxes, declining population and the political landscape in Illinois have led several bankers to put more money and resources into nearby states.

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The trade-offs in a N.J. bank's out-of-state expansion plan

07/27/17

Valley National's latest acquisition would make it a much bigger player in Florida and provide a platform to write more auto loans. Both markets present attractive returns but high risks.

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